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El Cardenal Alameda

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70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
+52 55186632
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome mexican food!

The food and service are awesome. If you are looking to taste mexican authentic food this is the place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food and service are awesome. If you are looking to taste mexican authentic food this is the place.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had a very nice breakfast, mushroom and cheese omlet. Fresh bread and pastry is offered, fresh juice and very good coffee. Wait staff is very efficient and paitent with me as I speak only a few Spanish words. Very clean, bright venue. Nice varity of traditional Mexican dishes along with standare breakfast choices.

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

People come from all over town to visit this particular location (there are several around town), and for good reason. The menu includes regional specialties from all over Mexico. Every one I tried (quite a few) was beautifully and carefully prepared, and utterly delicious. Try any or all of the various moles, or the barbacoa de cordero.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing tortillas, good breakfast, interesting mexican dishes (such as one with cacti flowers). Worth visiting!

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Veracruz
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Amazing Mexican food, real prehispanic flow II can try "escamoles" or gusanos de maguey it's just amazing the mole the starter they recommend are awesome!!! It's a them must!!! The service it's simple amazing there's more than 1 waiter per table lol not expensive!!! El mejor restaurante de comida mexicana y prehispánica es verdaderamente deliciosa muchos restaurantes he recorrido y... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant offers a great breakfast and very good lunch. The service is impeccable, and there is something for everyone on the menu. For a business lunch with 5 people including drinks, appetizers, main course, dessert and coffee, it was $1800 pesos. If you are looking for a great place to eat and discuss business you cannot go wrong at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A delicious nostalgic menu with many regional favorites that are sometimes hard to find except in specific popular markets. My wife licks her fingers over her childhood favorite of bolillos and nata. Something so simple and once so common from an earlier era when the milkman delivered un-pastorized milk to everyones front door. This just begins a delightful and delicious... More 

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El Paso, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This restaurant is nothing short of spectacular. Excellent traditional Mexican food with a touch of modern cooking. There is several in the historic district and they are all just as good. Excellent choice for breakfast and lunch. Closed for dinner.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Not yet ready to adjust to a large afternoon meal, I stopped at the El Cardenal Restaurant in the Hilton Reforma Hotel. Tempted by the Albondigas, I enjoyed two large, savory meatballs in a delicious, slightly spicy sauce. With a cool bottle of Sol beer and a complementary basket of bread, I had more than enough to eat and left... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place is very popular but I found the food to be average in quality. However, it is clean and looks modern and attractive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Juarez Avenue | at Hilton Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City
  • Phone Number: +52 55186632

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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